Hello Lavish Ones!!
The 1980s fanny pack is BACK and it is back with a fashionable vengeance! This fashion restatement is also known as: belt bag, waist belt, or bum bag. Whatever term you choose to use, the reemergence of this accessory is feverish. As of late, every magazine had a beautiful woman gliding across it’s pages looking fabulous with a pouch hanging off her waist or strapped across her chest.
These pouches were continually calling my name. The stress! The pressure! Well, it goes without saying; I succumbed to the pressure. What was one to do! I even thought about resurrecting one that my uber stylish mama owned in the 80s, but I did not have the energy to search the nearby landfills. So I bit the bullet, logged on to my favorite pre-loved luxury site, and entered the belt bag world.
Here is a tad bit of history on the fanny pack. The fanny pack is a small fabric pouch usually secured with a zipper and worn by use of a strap around the hips or waist. This peculiar little accessory dates back to the 15th century France. However, it was not until the 1980s that Americans embraced the fanny pack in all of its glory. The American and British names derive from the fact that they were often worn with the pouch above the buttocks, for which “fanny” and “bum” are the slang terms in each country, respectively. The British consider the word “fanny” to be vulgar, hence the name “bum” bag versus “fanny” pack.
Today, these practical bags are worn slung to the side on a hip, clipped at the back, fastened across the body or worn directly in the middle of the waist. Everyone from busy mommies on the go to the fashionably elite can be seen strutting their stuff in this nifty trend. If you really ponder on it, it does make perfect sense to clip one on. Fanny packs give you the freedom to be hands free while having all of your essentials nearby.
So long story short ladies…get on this fanny pack, belt bag, waist belt, bum bag bandwagon before the 1980s calls and asks for their favorite accessory back!
Until the Next Time…
Links Provided Below:
DRESS ~ Target // SHOES ~ Just Fab // GUCCI WAIST BAG ~ Tradesy
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